Bug Prentice

I’m the 16th greatest
December 1, 2007, 12:00 pm
Filed under: Musical

Oxford’s finest (well, only) music paper Nightshift has placed Get What You Pays For 16th in their Top 20 tracks of the year. Top of the list was Hummer by Foals, closely followed by Little Fish and Radiohead.

16. Ally Craig: ‘Get What You Pays For’
Oxford, indeed the world, is awash with sensitive young men armed with acoustic guitars, a heart full of sadness and a couple of Jeff Buckley albums glued to their stereo. And then there are genuine mavericks like Ally Craig who seems intent on sticking a spanner in the works, not just of the soulless singer-songwriter cliché but also into his own songs half the time, writing sweet, emotive stories and singing them with an emotionally taught, quavering croak, partway between Jeff Buckley and Robert Wyatt, and then mangling them with blasts of Thurston Moore-style noise and odd time signatures. Guess that’s why we loves him so.

Perhaps next year I’ll crack the Top 15.


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